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Hm, gave them a ring. So it looks like the suits are made in Nepal. It is a full bespoke service, although they start with a muslin fitting. Slightly unconventional for suits, but I assume it helps them nail down their pattern when the factory is so far away.

Forgot to ask who drafts their pattern (someone in the US, in-house, or overseas), but the person on the phone confirmed that it's hand drawn from measurements, not produced via CAD.

Thank you for that. I've been intrigued by them for a bit. Not really the style I'm after but those prices are tempting.
post #167 of 258
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Thank you for that. I've been intrigued by them for a bit. Not really the style I'm after but those prices are tempting.

I feel like that kind of stuff only really works for super rail-thin guys, tbh. Basically guys who look like the owner of that company. If you have wide hips or any kind of tummy, that silhouette will make you look heavier than you are.
post #168 of 258
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I feel like that kind of stuff only really works for super rail-thin guys, tbh. Basically guys who look like the owner of that company. If you have wide hips or any kind of tummy, that silhouette will make you look heavier than you are.
Agreed but with it being true bespoke, one should be able to direct them with specifications such as lapel width, jacket length and amount of suppression right? Or am I misunderstanding this?

I suppose though that you don't go to a dentist for a broken arm. So the end result may not be what one originally envisioned.
post #169 of 258
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Agreed but with it being true bespoke, one should be able to direct them with specifications such as lapel width, jacket length and amount of suppression right? Or am I misunderstanding this?

I suppose though that you don't go to a dentist for a broken arm. So the end result may not be what one originally envisioned.

They're still working within a house style, like all tailors. You can change things at the margins, but it's generally a bad idea to make them stray too far from their specialty.
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They're still working within a house style, like all tailors. You can change things at the margins, but it's generally a bad idea to make them stray too far from their specialty.
Thank you for the guidance.
post #171 of 258
Another tie company. Apparently running some kind of "pre-launch" promo with free shipping (includes to the US). Prices are middle-of-the-road at $90.

http://www.hnwhite.co.uk/
post #172 of 258
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Another tie company. Apparently running some kind of "pre-launch" promo with free shipping (includes to the US). Prices are middle-of-the-road at $90.

http://www.hnwhite.co.uk/

 

 

That is @inimitable new company.  Cleav got a couple already post #15280

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That is @inimitable
 new company.  Cleav got a couple already post #15280

Yep, all good from Harry

@inimitable
post #174 of 258
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Another tie company. Apparently running some kind of "pre-launch" promo with free shipping (includes to the US). Prices are middle-of-the-road at $90.

http://www.hnwhite.co.uk/

Thanks for the mention. Let me know if I can give you any further information.
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That is @inimitable
 new company.  Cleav got a couple already post #15280

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Yep, all good from Harry

@inimitable

Thanks chaps.
post #175 of 258

Some interesting looking stuff here, thanks for the recommendations gents, subscribed. 

post #176 of 258
Anyone tried Embassy of Ellegance yet? Their prices look very good plus the fact that they're EU means much lower shipping costs for me and no import tax (hobers come up to eur110 all included for a 4 fold self tipped grenadine but with EE it seems that i can get a 3 fold untipped for 80 eur or a six fold for 100eur). But any previous experiences with them would be appreciated
post #177 of 258

Yeah, I bought three ties from them and will buy more. I don't have any Hober ties to compare them with, but I own a fair collection of ties raging from Armani to Pal Zileri to Burberry, to several small Italian and French brands. Embassy of Elegance has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of in terms of quality (although, I admit, it doesn't have Hober's prestige). The ties I got are all from their standard offer (self-tipped, lined, standard length) - one grenadine fina, one striped grossa and one printed silk. The quality of the fabric is truly remarkable, both for grenadines and printed silk. The lining is not excessive, they tie easily and the knots keep their shape well.

 

I'm seriously considering buying a wool one, a shantung one, as well as a silk or grenadine unlined seven-fold. Will write more when I got them, but long story short: for the price I think it's a bargain - or at least worth a shot.

post #178 of 258
Here is my report on luxury shirtmaker 100hands.nl

http://dirnelli.tumblr.com/post/128995914245/enchantment-by-a-shirtmaker-100hands-parisian

Probably the most precise shirt construction process I've ever witnessed.
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post #180 of 258

I haven't seen much on here about Black Sheep knitwear. I just picked up the shawl collar cardigan they offer, in navy and I really like it so far. I was looking for a shawl collar cardigan to stand in as a very casual odd knit jacket because at my work wearing a real jacket would get you a lot of "where's the interview" ribs but I don't always like wearing button down shirts without a jacket. Also, I own a non-shawl cardigan in mid gray but I can't wear that with gray flannels.

 

Anyway, it's lambswool, made in England, very hefty (not a thin, mall brand cardigan) and has leather buttons.

 

The inspiration I was taking was mainly people like Daniel Craig, Steve McQueen and Brad Pitt (in Benjamin Button). Pretty typical inspiration for menswear cardigans :D

 

Anyway, I ordered a small. Medium would be the more traditional choice for someone my size but I wanted it to be fitted (which is a controversial opinion, I know, when it comes to men's knitwear) and wool is very stretchy so I knew a small wouldn't be too tight. The fit is great! I'm 5'11" and about 160 athletic build (but get bigger in the winter when I'm working out more and putting on a bit of weight) and this has the fitted look I'm looking for as well as being nice and long, a bit shorter than a traditional odd jacket (working by the thumb length rules) but certainly as long as some more contemporary odd jackets and suit jackets.

 

Now the one thing I did do is this: I don't dislike the traditional lapel roll this is shipped with and it is certainly "correct" and nothing is wrong with it, but it has a fairly high stance as it is a 5 button cardigan and I wanted to wear it more like the Brad Pitt photos I mentioned. Luckily, it was extremely easy to grow the roll as there is a lot of extra lapel to roll over throughout the sides and neck and now I have a deeper roll with a wider lapel (rolling over the top button and hole as in a 3/2 jacket). The image, at this point, evokes knit loungewear such as a sort of smoking jacket variation except as an odd knit jacket.

 

If I wanted to have a fit like the guys on the website or any traditional cardigan photo, I would have probably gone with medium for bagginess and the roll it ships with is perfectly fine for that look, but I am extremely pleased with the malleability of knitwear and how this tailor-free alteration makes the entire thing look.

 

I will try and post pictures in a bit.

 

http://www.blacksheep.ltd.uk/

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